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GretagMacbeth's ProfileMaker 5 Publish Plus

Advanced profiling technology for multicolor printing

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GretagMacbeth has released ProfileMaker 5 Publish Plus, a color-management solution that builds upon the company's Pro- fileMaker5 Publish product by adding advanced gamut-expanding profiling technology and workflow tools for CMYK-based multicolor printing.

ProfileMaker 5 Publish Plus is targeted at large-format, digital, analog, and textile print service providers, and addresses both the color-separation process as well as soft and hard proofing. The software includes: profiling modules for monitor, scanner, output (RGB, CMYK, Hexachrome, CMYKrb, CMYKrg, and multicolor); a ProfileEditor, for editing and fine-tuning profiles by working with lightness, contrast, saturation, white point, and gradation curves; a Measure Tool for collecting and analyzing color data; a ColorPicker for converting spot colors to process colors; and the PM5 MultiColor Plug-ins for Adobe Photoshop.

Compatible with Windows 98 SE, ME, 2000, XP, and 2003 Server, as well as Mac OS X 10.2 and higher. A 17-in. or larger color monitor with a resolution of 1024 x 768 pixels is recommended.

Available as software only ($4495 list), or bundled with various color-measurement tools. (GretagMacbeth: www.gretagmacbeth.com)

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